Hello, I’m Matt
I’m 22 and I am a Stand-Up Comedian.
I started doing stand-up in November 2009 when I was 18 years old. After a couple more gigs that year I started gigging regularly in February 2010. After gigging really hard for about 18 months; I finally quit University and my job in a lettings office to become a professional comedian at 20. I’ve spent the last couple of years working my bum off. Now, I’m gearing up for my first tour – called ‘Hometown Hero’. I present a show on ITV2 called ‘The Xtra Factor’ alongside Caroline Flack, tune in every Saturday and Sunday straight after The XFactor on ITV to see what we’ve been up to! Please do drop me an email, a tweet or a message on facebook – I love a natter.
TV & Radio Appearances
Celebrity Juice ITV2
Nevermind The Buzzcocks BBC2
The Xtra Factor ITV2
Big Brother’s Bit on the Side Channel 5
Sweat The Small Stuff BBC3
The Hoff’s Greatest Films BBC3
The Body Shocking Show E4
50 Greatest & Funniest Moments of 2012 Channel 4
The Geordie Shore Awards MTV
World’s Greatest Bodyshockers E4
Russell Kane’s Whistle Stop Tour BBC Radio 2
Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival ‘Best New Show’ 2012 – Winner
Latitude Festival New Act of the Year 2011 – Finalist
Bath Comedy Festival New Act of the Year 2011 – Winner
Reading Comedy Festival New Act of the Year 2010 – Runner-Up
So You Think You’re Funny? 2010 – Finalist
Chortle Student Comedy Award 2010 – Finalist
Newbury Comedy Festival New Act of the Year 2010 – Winner
Matt Richardson ‘Hometown Hero’ – 2013/14 National Tour
Andi Osho ‘All the Single Ladies’ 2012 UK Tour – Support
Mark Watson ‘The Information’ 2012 UK Tour – Support
This (extremely) young stand-up is poised to become the next bright young sensation on the comedy circuit – expect to hear a lot more of him
He’s brash, slick and full of mildly laddish but self-deprecating stories, all delivered with an irresistible twinkle. Richardson may be full of self-confidence but he’s got broad appeal to back up the cockiness.
Confident and engaging delivery… at just 19 there are bags of potential here
Frantic… gave a confident and well structured set
a whirling ball of talent, energy and intelligent observational comedy who spoke with great skill and affection of his family and his experiences. He comes across as a man who could read the phonebook and make it funny, but instead of painting by numbers his comedy is sharp, strong and very impressive.